Issue 4: April 11-18, 2019
Table of Contents:
- Recent News
- Upcoming Events
- CCS Proposal Ideas
- CCS Proposals Need Funding
- Price & Blockchain Stats
- Monero Merchant of the Week
- Volunteer Opportunities
Today (April 18th, 2019) is Monero’s 5th Anniversary of existence. Some might call it a birthday. There are many events planned. The schedule of events is posted below.
|8:00 UTC||Vienna Riat informal discussion begins||No|
|10:30 UTC||Vienna Riat countdown to Monero launch anniversary||Yes|
|11:30 UTC||Vienna Riat workshops||No|
|16:00 UTC||Inaugural Zurich meetup||No|
|17:00 UTC||Monero Talk with Mitchell About Mastering Monero||Yes|
|19:30 UTC||Vienna Riat Meetup||No|
|21:00 UTC||Check-in with Vienna Riat Meetup||Yes|
|21:15 UTC||Monero's history with fluffypony||Yes|
|22:00 UTC||Coffee Chat-style Q&A (Justin, rehrar, fluffypony, sarang, others)||Yes|
|23:00 UTC||The importance of financial privacy is critically downplayed in cryptocurrency communities (rehrar)||Yes|
|23:45 UTC||Recent news and announcements||Yes|
|00:00 UTC||Puzzle (needmoney90)||Yes|
Brandon “suraeNoether” Goodell from the Monero Research Lab was a guest on The Bitcoin Podcast where he talks about Monero, and other privacy and cryptocurrency related topics.
Wookey Wallet - an open source, iOS/Android, privacy coin focused mobile wallet released this week, featuring Monero as its first (and only) supported coin
Monero confirmed to have a village at Defcon again this year, with a bigger room than before.
Now, with the Monero Party proposal funded, it seems Monero’s presence in Las Vegas, NV will be even bigger than last year, all things considered.
April 18, 2019 (Today)
Monero Birthday – 5 years old, various events happening throughout the day
April 20, 2019 (Saturday) – 17:00 UTC
Defcon 27 Workgroup Meeting
April 21, 2019 (Sunday) – 17:00 UTC
April 22, 2019 (Monday) – 17:00 UTC
Research Lab Meeting
April 25, 2019 (Thursday) – 17:00 UTC
Tini2p Dev Meeting
CCS Proposal Ideas
Below you can find recent CCS proposal ideas open for discussion.
Raised 1.00 of 144.00 XMR (0.00694444%)
Price & Blockchain Stats
Block height: 1815436
Median block size: 292.97 kB
Hash rate: 284.327 MH/s
Average Tx per block: 5.38
Weekly Moving Average Tx per day: 3844
Block reward: 2.90 XMR
Data taken on April 18, 2019
Hashrate Pool Distribution
Price & Performance
Localmonero.co Street Price: $64.56
Monero (XMR) Price
Data taken on April 18, 2019
XMR Price Graph for April 11-18, 2019
Monero Merchant of the WeekNjal.la is a domain registration service with privacy as the primary focus. To understand their service, we quote directly from their About section:
“When you buy a domain in our system, we're actually purchasing it for ourselves. We will be the actual owners of the domain, it's not an ownership by proxy as found with all other providers. However, you will still have the full control over the domain name. You can either use our information, our nameservers or you can go with your custom data.
If you ever want to move the domain from our system, we'll of course give you the domain without any additional costs.
The idea is to make sure that we minimise your visibility to the public. We're not going to give your customer data out easily. However, we will help if there are legal merits to any formal government requests to our system. If you use our service in a way that affects anyone's health or safety, we reserve the right to suspend your service.”Check back next week for another merchant that accepts Monero for their goods and services.
If you want to get involved in making Monero better, but aren’t sure how, check out the volunteer opportunities below.
Anyone with moderate technical ability is encouraged to try to build and run Monero nightlies. Do not trust it with your Monero, but feel free to open an Issue on Github as problems arise. Instructions to build on your OS of choice can be found on GitHub.
Download I2P Zero for your machine, follow the direction in the README, and report any issues to the Issue tracker on GitHub, or IRC channel #i2p-zero.
If you enjoy this publication and want to support it, we encourage you to donate to the Monero General Fund, using the following address:
Comments, criticism, complaints or corrections? Please contact rehrar at rehrar at tuta.io. Say rehrar sent you.